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Climate Scientist Evangelizes Skeptical Christians, And Solving A Century-Old Crime Spree

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For some, a belief in God and adherence to fact-based scientific research are mutually exclusive. That's not the case for Katherine Hayhoe, who's had remarkable success convincing evangelical Christians that climate change is caused largely by human activity. It could be because she's a conservative Christian herself. Then, we speak with baseball statistics guru Bill James and his daughter about a new book they've co-written on an unlikely subject; a century-old string of ax murders.

Katharine Hayhoe speaks at Westminster College's 2017 Hancock Symposium on Wednesday, September 20 at 9:20 a.m. For more information, visit Westminster-MO.edu.

Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James present their book, 'The Man From the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery,' at the Kansas City Public Library's Central Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 21. For more information, visit RainyDayBooks.com.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.
The Kansas City region has long been a place where different ways of life collide. I tell the stories of people living and working where race, culture and ethnicity intersect. I examine racial equity and disparity, highlight the area's ethnic groups and communities of color, and invite all of Kansas City to explore meaningful ways to bond with and embrace cultures different from their own. Email me at luke@kcur.org.